Santa Ana, CA (August 28, 2020) – According to the Santa Ana Police Department, an unidentified woman was struck and killed by two vehicles near Delhi Park on Wednesday night, August 26th. The fatal collision was reported at approximately 10:07 p.m. in the vicinity of 700 East Warner Avenue.

Authorities say that an adult woman was walking in the area when she was hit by a vehicle that immediately pulled over to check on her. As the driver exited the vehicle, a second vehicle struck the woman in the roadway and emergency responders were dispatched to the scene a short time later.

Officers with the SAPD arrived to find the woman on the ground in the roadway and officials with the Orange County Fire Authority attempted to render treatment. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Both drivers remained in the area and cooperated with authorities. At this time, the SAPD’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) is in charge of the investigation into this incident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA – Pedestrian Hit & Killed by Two Vehicles on E Warner Ave

Throughout 2014, police officials responded to fatal collisions involving no fewer than 753 pedestrians who were tragically struck and killed by various vehicles across California. A 26% increase in such incidents was reported in 2018 as the number of victims rose to 893. Pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana and all other areas around Orange County are at least partially responsible for these numbers. Altogether, about 7,500 pedestrians were hit and killed by vehicles all over the state between the years of 2009 and 2018, resulting in an accident fatality rate of 25% above the nationwide average.

Pedestrians account for more deaths though only a fraction of collisions because of the vulnerability of the victim, as well as the role of reckless drivers. Negligent actions such as distracted driving, DUI, and speeding are among the top causes of catastrophic auto-pedestrian accidents. Another cause is the actions of criminal parties who intentionally strike victims for the sole purpose of inflicting harm. Losing a loved one in an unexpected collision that could have been avoided is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can imagine, and it is essential for bereaved loved ones to fully understand that they likely have substantial rights during such a difficult time.

Serious accidents don’t only cause physical and emotional pain but also leave victims and surviving families with the immensely high costs of hospitalization, as well as continued medical treatment such as physical therapy in many cases, or funeral expenses. When a reckless or criminal party has caused the suffering of another person, that party must be held fully accountable for compensating the victims or bereaved loved ones. An aggressive pedestrian accident attorney in Orange County will go after the responsible party and help guide you along the frequently complicated road to financial restitution.

Our capable Orange County wrongful death attorneys at Beckerman Anderson recognize the incredibly sensitive nature of a sudden accident. We are entirely devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by absolutely no fault of their own. If you have suffered serious injuries or the loss of a family member due to an auto-pedestrian collision caused a reckless party, don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County pedestrian accident attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.

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Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.